Rachel Dawson

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Before & After: Target Stool Transforms into Table

(Image credit: Shannon Hartigan)<p>Recognize this stool? This popular Target item has been popping up around the Internet for months (I own one and use …

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Color Obsession: Here's the Shade We Currently Can't Get Enough of, and 4 Bold Pairings to Wear With it

<b>Get to know:</b> Jade<p><b>Color description:</b> A wearable color hybrid that swings between blues or greens depending on what you partner with it.<p><b>Runway</b> …

Man Builds Home for $11,000 Using Local Found Materials

Kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz embarked on an ambitious construction project that took him about a year and a half to complete. The end result is a beautiful home in the woods that cost only $11,000! Inspired by Japanese architecture, the <i>Japanese Forest House</i> (as Schulz aptly …

16 of the 'Must-have' Items in a Woman's Wardrobe

<i>This answer originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Carolyn Cho, works in fashion</i><p>Every woman is different, but I do believe there's a standard set of 16 pieces that make it easy for an active, practical woman to look effortlessly chic and modern.<p>The key regarding each of the pieces on this list is …

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Capturing Dynamic Sky Activity Using Timelapse Sequences

If you enjoy photography that takes you on a vacation by just looking at it, you’re in for a treat! Photographer Andrew Walker spent the last year …

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Portrait Tutorial Feast

How to Take Photos in Low Light

Images of night scenes never fail to impress. Night-time images have great ambiance, something which is often absent in flat, bright, daylight …

54 Reasons to Love Photography in 2013

As a self-appointed pundit, I spend a fair amount of time criticizing the photography industry, but I have a little secret…I love photography! And …

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Makes about 36 cookies<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>cookies<p>1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1 tablespoon ground ginger<p>1 cup (packed) golden brown sugar<p>1 large egg<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>2 2/3 cups all purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>1/2 teaspoon salt<p>1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg<p>frosting<p>9 cups (or more) …

Best of 2013: 13 Clever Style Tips and Tricks

Next up as we close out 2013, we’re setting our sights on style and all the fun ways we hacked, beaded, and styled it up this past year. From pockets to fringe to LED headbands, here are our top 13 style tutorials of 2013.<p>1. DIY Pockets: Remember Polly Pocket? Well, this tutorial has absolutely …

Homemade Twix Candy Bars

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: It's Halloween come early! Kristin Rosenau of Pastry Affair shows us how to make homemade Twix bars, just in time for trick-or-treaters.</i><p>These …

No-Bake Chocolatey Cocoa Puffs® Cheesecake Recipe

This post was created in partnership with Hello Cereal Lovers<p>Ingredients8 1/2 cups Cocoa Puffs® cereal (about 1 box), divided1/8 teaspoon salt10 tablespoons (5 ounces) unsalted butter, melted3/4 cup heavy cream, divided, cold3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) …

Chocolate Turtle Pumpkin Torte

Sometimes I'll fall in love with a song and listen to it on repeat for hours. It satisfies some longing in the soul. That's kind of how I feel right …

Fleur Real: How to Arrange Your Own Wedding Flowers

If there’s one thing engaged couples know about weddings, it’s that costs can add up quickly. When my sweetheart and I began planning our own DIY ceremony, one thing became clear: hiring a florist was simply not in the cards. Rather than sacrificing the flowers we both so desired, we chose to take …

Personality-Filled Producer Sleeveless Top in Jellyfish

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Feather Boutonnieres Aren’t Just for the Boys

Don’t think that dudes are the only ones who can rock these bright boutonnieres! These festive feather pins would make awesome place setting presents for each of your Thanksgiving guests.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Feathers<br>• Floral tape<br>• floral pin<br>• Berry Garland<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on A Beautiful …

10 Cool Tablescapes To Copy This Weekend

Give us a hotdog, a slice of watermelon, and an epic fireworks show — that's a successful Fourth of July in our book. But, as much as we dig casual, …

Watch! 3 Ugly Sweaters, 3 Pretty Outfits

Now's your chance to unearth that so-called ugly sweater from the back your closet and let it shine in all its tacky glory. Now's the time to go …

Beauty Basics To Stash At Your Desk For Emergency Holiday Primping

The holiday party season is in full swing, which means the chances of you <b>finding yourself unprepared for a weeknight shindig</b> are high. With your busy …

Lindsay Walsh, Fine Arts Grad, Uses Baby Oil To Remove Eye Makeup

Getting liquid eyeliner or heavy eyeshadow off at the end of the night can be a pain, but sleeping in our makeup is simply not an option. So we've gone back to basics thanks to this eye makeup removal tip from Fine Arts graduate student Lindsay Walsh.<p>"[Baby oil] works really well to remove my …

Give Jewelry a Vintage Vibe With Metal Glaze

Not feelin’ the bright gold and silver tones of your jewelry? Give it more of a vintage vibe with metal glaze. We love the technique on delicate pieces, like these filigree earrings.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Martha Stewart Crafts Silicone Mat<br>• Brushes<br>• Jewelry Glaze in Light Gold<br>• Filigree earrings<p><b>Ready</b> …

39 Thanksgiving Potato Recipes: Mashed, Baked & More

Mashed, roasted, or baked into a cheesy gratin—one of these 37 recipes for the potato is sure to grace your holiday table.<p><b>One of these easy, homey potato recipes</b> is sure to earn a permanent spot on your holiday table.

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Drinking Game

Your family's all in one room — get ready to chug.

47 Football-Viewing Snacks to Eat While Yelling at the TV

Wings, quesadillas, pizza, brownies, cookies, fried chicken, subs, tacos... You name it, we got it.<p>Football season is snack season, and finger food is the name of the game (unless it's chili, duh). Here's our amped-up versions of the classic football season favorites.

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My New Favorite Thing Ever: STICK A STICK IN IT

Ahh, black and white weddings. So classic. So chic. Why, just look at this beribboned beauty here:<p><i>LOOK AT IT.</i><p>That's what the bride wanted.<p><i>This</i> is …

Sunday Sweets: Precious Metals

Did you hear the buzz? Metallics are like, <i>so in</i>. They are hot for fall, y'all. And like most trendy trends, metallics are already making their way …

Teen Miley Cyrus Actually Had Pretty Great Style (PHOTO)

Long ago, before the blonde pixie cut and the flesh-colored onesies and the red lips and the tongue that can't stay in its mouth, Miley Cyrus was a cute Disney gal with some enviable style.<p>We're not joking. Sure, there were some rocky years with the blonde Hannah Montana wig. But in this 2011 photo …